The Joint Committee of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) and the National Democratic Party (NDP) are planning to demonstrate against the Electoral Commission and Justices of the Supreme Court.
The protest which is slated for Thursday , 25 February will start from the Obra spot at Circle , through to the Electoral Commission Headquarters, the Supreme Court and finally ends at Mantse Agbona at James Town.
A letter cited by Ghextractives.com and addressed to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander said the protest is to draw the attention of the public and international community to attempt by the apex court to protect the parochial interest of the EC Chairperson Jean Mensa.
The joint Committee believes the EC chairperson must be made to account to Ghanaians by being cross examined in the ongoing 2020 election petition hearing.
Find letter below
The presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 general election, John Dramani Mahama, officially filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the 7 December presidential election result on 30 December 2020.
A statement from the NDC after the filing said: “The National Democratic Congress wishes to inform the general public that at about 12pm this afternoon, the leader and presidential candidate of the party, H E John Dramani Mahama, caused his lawyers to file a petition in the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the 2020 presidential election results declaration by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.”
“The petition was filed pursuant to the party’s audit of the 2020 presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.”
According to the NDC, the petition details grave violations of the 1992 constitution by the EC and its chairperson and returning officer for the presidential election, Jean Adukwei Mensa, in the conduct of their constitutional and legal responsibilities.
It seeks, among other things, a declaration from the Supreme Court to the effect that the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 presidential election on 9 December 2020 is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
On 9 December 2020 Jean Mensa declared President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the president-elect after he secured 51.3% of the valid votes cast.
The result of the presidential election has since been gazetted. However, the NDC) says it cannot accept the declared result because it is “flawed”.